For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:14-15)
On the authority of Anas, who said: I heard the messenger of Allah say:
Allah the Almighty has said: “O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as its.” – Hadith
HBBC: Forgive and Forget
Welcome to The Half-Baked Bloggers Consortium‘s (HBBC) second post. Meet the members here.
This week’s topic is Forgive and forget, chosen by Noor Al Zubaidy . Please take the time to view the members’ blogs just as you viewed mine in order to get different perspectives about the same topic.
Forgive and forget
Two words.. two emotions, sometimes they compliment each others, and sometimes one stand in the way of the other. Who to forget and how to
forgive must be two essential topics discussed in this post.
Life is hard, difficult, paved with thorns, good and bad people, haters, vile and jealous people, and sweet innocent, charming ones. One gets his share of good and bad, the angels and the devils of life…
We all fall into traps, do silly things, cheat, lie, fabricate or embellish the truth .. we are a selfish specie yet we are social at the same time. One must preserve his/her soul/body and psyche using any manner they see fit – survival of the fittest- any threat to the psyche and a defensive mechanism is launched at the attacking person.
You are hurt, you did not listen to your friends, followed your heart and that heart got a crack from side to side. What would you do?? Attack the person who caused the hurt? or would you embrace them and kiss that forehead. Forgive this trespass and re-establish a new friendship. Forgiving is very difficult, while writing forgive you can visualize all those who have hurt you in the past.
Forgiving is a universal theme but a minority of us forgives, one is not weak when they forgive.. do not hold grudges, life is too short for haters and hating. You must forgive YOURSELF that self you are living in.
Forgetting is even worse than forgiving.. the places, the smells, even colours are attached to that person. You can visualize the person there, hear the sound of their laughter, the glow in their eyes.. you can not forget the pain, the hurt, the feeling of WHY WHY ME, the constant shouting and pounding in your grey and white matters.. why was it all a lie… why did they hurt me.. I was so good to them … You can’t forget .. the pain will be dull the next time you think of them.. but you can’t forget them 100%.